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Dougherty, Hanneman, & Snedaker, LLC 

The Columbus, Ohio, law firm of Dougherty, Hanneman & Snedaker, LLC, ("DHS") limits its practice to divorce, dissolution and other family law matters.

By focusing exclusively on family law, the DHS firm deepens its knowledge of this legal area and, therefore, is well prepared to offer expertise and value to each new client.

The attorneys at DHS stay up-to-date on new laws and trends in family courts throughout Ohio and across the nation. The lawyers are well acquainted with the Central Ohio family court judges and magistrates who will make decisions affecting each client's life.

Because the attorneys handle family law cases on a regular basis, they have developed efficient processes that help save time and money for their clients.

Client-Focused Firm

The DHS law firm understands that it works for the client and that the client is the decision maker. The firm’s job is to help solve client legal problems as appropriately and expeditiously as possible. That is why we say the DHS firm is client-focused.

Perhaps you have inquired of family, friends or acquaintances about their divorce, dissolution or other family law matter. Their information may or may not provide you valid insight and perspective. That is because your marital situation and potential solutions are unique. Your case requires a personal legal strategy rather than a routine approach.

To develop your personal legal strategy requires that you describe your situation candidly and for the DHS attorney to carefully listen. Then the DHS attorney uses a three-step approach to create your personal legal strategy as shown below.

  • First, the attorney educates the client regarding his or her various legal options. This includes a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
  • Second, the client determines which option or options are best.
  • Third, the firm’s attorneys work diligently to implement the client’s decisions.

Please contact DHS for a confidential consultation with Attorneys Dougherty, Hanneman or Snedaker to receive some insight and perspective about your situation.

Our Attorneys

Please contact DHS for a confidential consultation with attorneys Dougherty, Hanneman or Snedaker to receive some insight and perspective about your situation. To learn more about each DHS attorney, please click on the individual names below.

Partner Attorneys

Douglas B. Dougherty

James A. Hanneman

Robert H. Snedaker, III

Of-Counsel Attorneys

Joseph L. Piccin

Gary S. Wellbaum

Also, please click the "Staff" tab above for an overview of our support staff. They may interact with you if you choose to entrust your divorce, dissolution or family law matter to DHS.

Success Stories

The DHS law firm attorneys have produced successful outcomes for many family law clients. Please click here to read about success stories that reflect various family law issues. Perhaps you will see your marital issues reflected in one or more of these brief stories.

Contact Us

Please contact DHS for a confidential consultation with attorney Dougherty or Hanneman or Snedaker. Each is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law. They are three of only 115 attorneys in Ohio who have earned this designation as of January 1, 2013. Less than one-half (1/2) of one (1) percent of all family relations attorneys registered in Ohio has achieved this status!

DHS is located in a safe, convenient northwest Columbus suburb with free on-site parking. The building is west of the intersection of Sawmill Road and Bethel Road. (Bethel Road becomes Hayden Road west of the Sawmill Road intersection.) The offices are in the classic redbrick Northwest Law Offices Building:

  • next to Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant,
  • on the north side of Hayden Road, and
  • east of Riverside Drive (State Route 33).

Then turn onto Donnylane Boulevard from Hayden Road. Then turn right into the parking lot behind the building. The main entrance is at the rear of the building.